Blended families/stepfamilies?

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
Anyone have experience blending two families w/ kids? Actual, personal, long-ish term experience where you and a SO blended your families? Would like some input. TIA

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  • curlyprincess1curlyprincess1 Registered Users Posts: 468
    Yes.
    It's not easy being a princess, but hey, if the crown fits.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    If you care to share...what was the worst thing to happen? And what is the main thing you know now that you wish you knew then? thnx

  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
    Never sell out or betray your own children to please or appease a partner. Your children will not forget it.
  • curlyprincess1curlyprincess1 Registered Users Posts: 468
    ~Don't use your kids as pawns.
    ~Don't talk bad about your ex around the kids.
    ~You might have to suck up pride, but know doing the right thing for your kids is the most important thing you can do.
    ~The lawyers are the only ones who win.
    ~Don't get into a power struggle.
    ~Keep focused on what is best for your kids, even if it can be a huge cluster.
    Best of luck!
    It's not easy being a princess, but hey, if the crown fits.
  • curlyprincess1curlyprincess1 Registered Users Posts: 468
    If you care to share...what was the worst thing to happen? And what is the main thing you know now that you wish you knew then? thnx
    Worst thing to happen.
    Using your kids as pawns. That only hurts them in the long run.
    Hindsight is always 20/20.
    If you want to make a change, never ever do it without going through the court system! Nothing good ever comes from trusting your ex.
    Best of luck.
    It's not easy being a princess, but hey, if the crown fits.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    What about dealing w/ a partner's child(ren)? Or dealing w/ step siblings or step parents if you were the child in the situation and not the adult? What about different rules or expectations or personalities?

  • curlyprincess1curlyprincess1 Registered Users Posts: 468
    Too many variables.
    My first question is how old are the kids?
    Are you married or not? Or remarried?
    Slippery slope for sure.
    It's not easy being a princess, but hey, if the crown fits.

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